06/24/2014 10:47 am ET Updated Jun 24, 2014

7 Lies We Need To Stop Telling About Women Who Wear Hijabs

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Imagine a Muslim woman and you'll most likely picture a hijab, the head covering worn by some Muslim women across the globe.

The hijab is not the most important part of being a Muslim woman, but it is certainly the most visible. In a time when Islamophobia only seems to be on the rise in the West, a practice that is so personal and diverse has become a warped and misunderstood part of a flat and monolithic picture of Muslim women.

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